'Pokémon Let's Go' Leveling Guide: How to Gain Experience Fast

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Catching Chansey is the easiest way to level up. Nintendo/NewsGeek

Wild Pokémon battles are non-existent in Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee (unless you're facing a Legendary ), but the Nintendo Switch title offers a new way to level up fast, and it involves the catching mechanic.

Players earn experience for every capture but the amount depends on certain factors, including the catch combo and the species of Pokémon.

Trainers looking to get their Pokémon up to Level 100 to take down the Master Trainers or other players online will definitely want to try these steps to leveling up as quickly and easily as possible.


Before you head out to start the grind, you'll want to defeat the Elite Four and pick up these items at the Cerulean City Poke Mart:

  • Lures/Super Lures/Max Lures
  • Ultra Balls

The Lures will give you the best chance to encounter the Normal-type Pokémon, Chansey the fastest. Chansey has always been the best source of experience throughout the franchise, and the same is the case in Let's Go.

Ultra Balls are the best Poke Ball to use to catch Pokémon (outside of a Master Ball).

After you've stocked up on supplies, head to Cerulean Cave (where Mewtwo is located) and head up the stairs. You'll want to use the co-op feature (using two Joy-Cons) in your catch attempts because it gives a bonus multiplier.

Use a Lure and walk around waiting for a Chansey. The Normal-type Pokémon has always been the best source of experience throughout the franchise, and the same is the case in Let's Go.

Once you've encountered a Chansey, use both Joy-Cons to catch it. Getting a "Nice," "Great" or "Excellent" throw will increase your catch multiplier even further. Of course, "Excellent" throws yield the bigger multiplier but don't be discouraged if you get a "Nice" or "Great" throw. (A "Nice" throw is when you get the Poke Ball into the ring when it's about three-quarters of full size. A "Great" throw is about a quarter and an "Excellent" throw is about one-eighth the ring's size.)

After capturing the first Chansey, wait for another to start a catch combo. The catch combo will increase your multiplier as well.

Other helpful multipliers include catching a Chansey on the first throw and capturing a tiny or huge one. In Pokémon Let's Go, Pokémon that are a different size than normal have either blue (tiny) or red (huge) swirls around them as they walk. If you see a Chansey with one of these colors around them, definitely try to prioritize catching them.

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee and available now for Nintendo Switch.

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